Three Kenton Students Test Positive for COVID-19

Written on January 7, 2021

The following letter was released by the school officials:

Dear Kenton City Schools Community,

I am writing to inform you that two students who attend Kenton High School and one student who attends Kenton Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19.

Due to privacy laws, we cannot disclose further information about these people. Whenever a person has a confirmed COVID-19 case, they must self-quarantine per local health department guidelines, and may not return to school until they meet CDC criteria and receive a letter from the local health department.

We have sanitized classrooms and any affected common areas in the building.

Please be assured we are working closely with the Kenton Hardin Health Department to guide our response to this situation. At this time, we have notified everyone in the impacted class/classes who may have had direct contact with these people who tested positive. If you were not contacted, it is because we have no reason to believe you or your child had exposure to these people while in our buildings. We are sharing this with our school community so you are aware of this information and our procedures.

We encourage you to contact a health care provider if you are concerned you may have COVID-19 symptoms. If you have other medical questions, please call your healthcare provider.

For more information about COVID-19, you can visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website:

https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/media-center/ODH-News-Releases/COVID-19-ODH-Call-center

Or call the Ohio Department of Health call center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH

Please be assured we will keep you informed of any further developments.

Kindest Regards,

Mindy Hensel RN BSN

COVID-19 Coordinator, Kenton City Schools


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